Eat Your Heart Out in Atlanta

Hey Cuties!

I told you I had so much fun in Atlanta that I had to break up the post into a three part series. If you follow me on IG and you better, then you’ve had a peek of all the mouthwatering deliciousness that went down.  We’ve arrived to part 2 which happens to be my absolute favorite. FAT GIRL WARNING! {Fat is a mentality not necessarily reflected on the outside.} YOU WILL BE HUNGRY AFTER YOU READ THIS POST! You’ve been warned let’s get started oh and I had sweet tea with all my meals well, because. These are some of my best places to eat in Atlanta.

Part I: Atlanta Ultimate Women’s Expo  |  Part: 2: What we ate  | Part 3: What we did

Eatery: Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint on Peachtree Street.  They have live bands all the time, we went early morning so we enjoyed a video performance of Steve Wonder. Everything we had was good, and Duane our cutie pie waiter was very sweet. The decor in there is really vibrant, artsy and romantic all at the same time. Wait time: We went at lunch so we got right in.

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

 Food: Juke Bacon & Eggs {deviled eggs; smoked candied bacon}

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

Food: Pull Pork Sandwich {sweet tea marinated and slowly smoked pork butt} Sides: Friend green tomatoes & baked beans w/ molasses + smoke bacon

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Food: Pull Pork Sandwich {sweet tea marinated and slowly smoked pork butt} Sides: Collard greens w/ smoked turkey & southern mac + cheese

Eatery: Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen Alpharetta, GA. They have multiple locations but they others were all booked up.  The decor in there was really interesting. Its cruise ship meets buffet meets sit down fancy place to eat. Wait time: You must have a reservation or it isn’t happening.


Food: Crispy Fried Alligator

I’d never had alligator before it taste like chicken meets Pork Chops. It was good, liked the fried ones better.

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Food: Crispy Atlantic Salmon {Crisp, spicy, seared Atlantic Salmon, grilled shrimp, crab meat & A jumbo scallop over fresh sauteed spinach}

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Food: Glazed Cedar Plan Salmon {Topped with sweet & spicy mustard glaze & broiled on a smokey cedar plank. w/ Brussels sprouts

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Food: Atlantic Salmon Yvette {Char-Grilled Salmon w/ shrimp, crawfish mushrooms & spinach, in a sherry white wine sauce.

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Food: This loaded backed potato is what dreams are made of. Cheese, bacon, sour cream & chives – This yummy goodness came with my meal. YUM-MAY!

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Food: Turtle Fudge Brownie w/ pecans & vanilla ice cream.

Eatery: Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles on Peachtree is a staple of the city of Atlanta. The walls are filled with images of celebrities that frequent this local hot spot. They have several locations but this one was in walking distance of my hotel. Wait time: Long during the weekends but well worth it I swear. Go during the week and you can probably get it with no problem.

Gladys Knight's Chicken & Waffles

Food: Collard Green Spring Rolls {Collard green and cabbage filled spring rolls lightly fried and served with sweet chili sauce}   These thangs were so good I had them two nights in a row. Food: Midnight Train {Four southern fried jumbo chicken wings and one Original waffle} I eat fried chicken all the time but their fried chicken is simply amazing.  Not Pictured: Sweet Potato Pie Cheesecake that I had two nights in a row.

Eatery: Mary Mac’s Tea Room has been declared the best of Atlanta’s Dinning. People swear by it and the wait time lets you know it. They are all about Southern Dinning.  The food wasn’t amazing, it was just okay. Out of all the places we ate this was at the bottom of my list. I’m sharing because people swear by it so it might be your cup of tea. The Cinnamon Rolls they serve before your food was really good though. Wait time: They only do call ahead and will only seat you if ALL parties are in the building. Note: They give you to go cups and that was dope.

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Food: Chicken Pot Pie {This was good} Sides: Macaroni & Cheese {Was not good, I sent it back.} Sweet Potato Souffle {overly sweet but I did eat them}

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Food:  Pan Fried Cube Steak w/ Brown Onion Gravy Sides: Collard greens, Sweet Potato Soufflé and Fried Zucchini casserole

Eatery: Another Broken Egg this place is amazing. We went Sunday and they had a two hour wait. So we left and returned on Monday and again on Tuesday. There was no line and no waiting then. Wait time: Hours on the weekend, they don’t do reservations but you can call ahead.

Another Broken Egg

Food: Fried Green Tomatoes & a Jumbo Lump Crab Cake {on a bed of fresh spinach, topped with goat cheese, red peppers & creole remoulade sauce}

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Food: Biscuit Beignets {Southern style with powdered sugar & honey marmalade}

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Food: Cinnamon Roll French Toast {Thick sliced cinnamon roll grilled with French toast batter, layered with cream cheese icing, Bananas Foster sauce, mixed berries & whipped cream}

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Food: Cinnamon Roll French Toast {naked}

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Food: Bacon {baked} & scrambled eggs w/ cheese

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Food: Lobster & Brie Omelette {Cream cheese filled omelette with Brie & sautéed lobster meat, topped with a light champagne butter sauce, diced tomatoes & green onions}

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Food: City Grits {Creamy southern grits, roasted garlic, onions & smoked Gouda cheese, topped with baked bacon, tomatoes & green onions}

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Food: Thick Sliced Hawaiian French Toast {Complement with strawberries, blueberries, bananas, pecans or blackberries} – I ordered mine naked with powdered sugar.

I always eat my way around my vacations, this trip has been the best eats by far.

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Which one{s} is your favorite? Chat with me in the comment section below or here, here or here.


Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Julian B. Kiganda (@BoldFearless1)

    Mimi, I can’t even mess with you! Just looking at this page made me gain 15 pounds. SMH. But I’m still going to check out some of these spots the next time I go to ATL 🙂

    • MimiCuteLips

      Girl, you were warned. lol I’ve not had food this good since I’ve been back home. I’m trying to go again this fall.

  2. becca

    OMG that food looks so good. Adding this to my list.

  3. Elayne

    Thank you so much for sharing these great spots to eat. I will be in Atlanta in October for the Type-A conference and will be checking out a few of these places you recommended.

  4. Lindi Haws

    Now I’m hungry. Awesome post:)!

  5. Renee

    Oh yum!

  6. Yoselin Rodriguez

    Wow, everything looks so good and it made me hungry, thanks for sharing.

  7. Kathryn

    Oh my, I am so hungry right now after reading this! These food pictures are incredible and made me oh so hungry.

  8. Ashley

    Everything looks amazing! I’ve been here almost 15 years and still have yet to eat at some of the places you went to. Glady’s Chicken & Waffles has always been one of my faves but I usually have to add a pinch of salt to everything.

  9. Lois Jones

    The food looks fabulous, especially the Cinnamon Roll French Toast!

  10. Nadeen

    These food pics!!! You definitely got your fill in of some delicious Southern foods! Sweet Georgia Juke joint is always a good time. I agree about Mary Mac’s. Only been once. I have another broken egg on my list. So many great brunch places here but the long waits on weekends does make it problematic.

  11. mburbage

    That all looks so good! It made me hungry! Yum. I want to try a few of them

  12. Christina

    This is a little bit like tourture. Those FOOODS are amazzzzing! I’m just south of you and this makes me want to take a foodCATION up north. Fried gator mmmmm!

  13. Adanna

    I need to exercise after dribbling over all of this food. You really went in girl and I was laughing so hard that alligator tastes like chicken meets pork. I think my favorite is that delicious dessert, looks so good.

    • MimiCuteLips

      I so went in and food hasn’t been the same since I returned home. Nothing I eat compares to what I had in Atlanta.

  14. Cathy @ Our Mini Family

    If I am ever in Atlanta, I will definitely have to check ’em out! Everything looks so delicious!

  15. Ida

    This is a great post. We will be going up to Georgia in December and I need to try some of these out!

  16. Shonda

    What a great list! I am sure all of that food was not yours, right? lol. Or over a long period of time. 🙂 Looks yummy.

  17. Kat @ Naturally Nerdy Mommas

    It looks like a real homey kind of place! The food isn’t high class – I don’t see a lot of steak or anything – but it looks so tasty and comforting! True to its roots.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Kat, I’m not a steak person and I have no idea why. It wasn’t fancy food at all but it was good comfort food. Although we were out it felt like I was at a relatives home. So true to its roots.

  18. Olivia

    My goodness…I LIVE in Atlanta and I am ashamed to say I have never eaten at any of these places. What is going on?!?! I am going to write ALL of these places down and make sure I go there because this food looks amazing!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Olivia please of please get it together. Make a list and report back. The prices are good too nothing was overly expensive.

  19. Athena

    The stuffed baked potato looks scrumptious.

  20. Stacie

    YASS! Gladys Knight’s is the best and so worth it! I had heard of Mary Mac’s but we didn’t eat there. The food doesn’t really look that as appetizing as your other pics.

  21. Tyra (@BarrisTourista)

    These food photos made me hungry! The salmon looked amazing and so did fried green tomatoes! Amazing!

  22. Vashti (

    I think I just gained 5 lbs by reading this post 🙂 Everything looks so good and yummy. I’m happy you had a great time.

  23. Siobhan (BeFree Project)

    O.M.G You did eat good while in Atlanta. The salmon and the fried green tomatoes look delicious!

  24. Christine @MomsNCharge

    Just why oh why did I click on this with a HONGRY stomach (yes)?! LOL Now I have to plan a trip back to ATL stat!

  25. Fancy Francy

    I use to live in Atlanta so the post made me super home sick (and hungry lol)
    Fancy Francy

  26. Chelle Roberts (BrownGirlsFly)

    Wow Mimi! You did warn us that we’d be hungry after reading the post. You weren’t lying! I’m vegetarian so I can’t eat much of what you highlighted but that didn’t stop me from eyeing the dishes — especially those collard green spring rolls, beignets and cinnamon roll french toast. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Robin Masshole mommy

    That cinnamon roll French toast looks absolutely divine. I have always wanted to visit Atlanta and now that I know there is so much good food there, I want to go even more 🙂

  28. Christy Maurer

    That food all looks so good! It is a good thing I don’t live in Atlanta lol! That French Toast would be first on my list!

  29. Jeanine

    Yum this all looks amazing. Making me hungry, I would love to head to Atlanta someday. I’ve heard so many great things!

  30. Liz Mays

    Every dish looks too good to be true! This definitely makes me want to take a trip down there and do nothing but try new food.

  31. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition

    Wow….all of that food looks amazing! I would love to try the salmon for sure! You can’t beat a good piece of salmon.

  32. Chantal

    Deviled eggs and candied bacon?!?! Why have I never heard of this combo before, it sounds so good! Looks like there were many yummy meals to be had!

  33. Echo

    Oh my goodness, suddenly I am starving! That first plate? YUM! That potato and cake though! Oh man!

  34. HilLesha

    Trying out different foods and restaurants are always the highlight of my travels! Everything you featured looks really good.

  35. Susan Quackenbush

    I’ve never been to Atlanta, and not sure if I’ll ever get to go, but it really seems to offer some food worth traveling for! Thank you for sharing all of these mouth-watering delicacies with us! 🙂

  36. Mykidsguide

    Oh my God, everything looks delicious. I’ve never been to Atlanta, but I will surely try these spots if I ever have the chance.

  37. Krystal

    The fried alligator is intriguing! As a Floridian, that is a neat dish. Looks like a lot of fun.

  38. Dawn McAlexander

    I hope to head to Atlanta in September. I know I won’t go hungry now while I am there! That’s a whole lot of good food.

  39. Rosey

    Atlanta really does have good eats. And good shopping! I love to visit the area.

  40. Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies

    All of those dishes looks absolutely amazing! If I were in Georgia I wouldn’t be able to use just one!

  41. CourtneyLynne

    Ummmmm can I please have one of everything please?!?! Every last dish looks absolutely delicious!!! Yummy!!!

  42. Chrystal | YUM eating

    All of that food looks amazing! I went through Atlanta once when I was younger. I don’t remember a whole lot about it. Maybe someday I’ll make it back for a visit.

  43. Paula Schuck

    Everything looks so good especially the breakfast foods. I don’t know if I could eat alligator though. I would love some of that candied bacon.

  44. ricci

    All of this food is making me HUNGRY!!! I love Atlanta and one of my best friends lives there. Looks like I need to make a trip ASAP!!

  45. Joanne T Ferguson

    I literally just ate, but your post made me very hungry! I have been to Atlanta many times and always have fond memories of all the places I visited! I especially remembered the foods we enjoyed and they looked very similar to most of what you did post today!

  46. Yona Williams

    That smoked candied bacon looks delicious – I am seriously salivating over here looking at that picture. I got the chance to eat at Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles when I visited Atlanta. I remember the wait time being ridiculous, so we ordered take-out. The food is good.I would have loved to try the Cinnamon Roll French Toast – that looks good! Really, the majority of all of this food is well presented and looks tasty.

  47. Gabriel

    Lots of good places to check out. Haven’t been to ATL in a number of years, but had a good time when I was there.

  48. Life as a Convert

    Those deviled eggs look good. I haven’t had any in a long time!

  49. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    What a spread! I haven’t had breakfast yet and my tummy is grumbling after reading your post.

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